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Assessment Of Nutritional Status Of Children Less Than 10 Years Old In Rural Western Kordofan

Assessment Of Nutritional Status Of Children Less Than 10 Years Old In Rural Western Kordofan

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Title: Assessment Of Nutritional Status Of Children Less Than 10 Years Old In Rural Western Kordofan
Author: Alredaisy, Samir Mohamed Ali Hassan; Ibrahim, Hashim Suleiman
Abstract: This paper is based upon a field survey carried out in 2005 to assess the nutritional status of children less than 10 years old in rural western Kordofan. The main findings depicted an average contribution of each of the carbohydrates, protein and fat with 58.2%, 9.5%, and 32.3%, to the total energy with fat slightly higher and carbohydrates lower than the recommended values. Cereals products provided 45.7% of total consumption and 45.2% of total protein. About 58.3% of the children suffered from underweight and 72.8% were moderate underweight while 80.6% suffered from severe underweight. Wasting prevalence was 37.9% (19.6% as moderate and 18.3% as severe). Stunting prevalence was 23.7% (12.3% moderate and 11.4% as severe). Factors considered responsible for determining the nutritional status of these children were modeled and the paper recommended a strategy for promotion of the nutritional status in the study area.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/19014
Date: 2011


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